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    In need of exotic instruments.


    Something along the lines of chinese/indian/arabian.

    I've got a few of them but nothing useful to me as of yet. The quality on them is damn horrible.

    So any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    A good topic to add my request as well. Additionally to this eastern kind of samples I'm looking for very western ones. Means dsamples from brasil, like berimbaus, atabaques, pandeiro? any suggestions.
    @skandaliss: I didn't like to disturb your request. just expand a bit. I'm looking quite for the same and those mentioned above
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    if you've got money >>> spectrasonics Heart of Asia

    if you 've got less money >>> Doru malaia (29$the dvd)

    If you've got time >> i'm going to record my santoor ... (100% iranian)

    If yougot money and time >> buy theses instruments happy

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    I do everything for free or cheap so here are some suggestions.

    1. Check out the post I made a while back looking for the same thing. Lots of plugins and things you can do with freeware.

    2. Go here:

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=1&q=http://www.musicmall-asia.com/malaysia/instruments/Erhu/&e=1102&mr=7,_!//8223,!b_U:abldd:cntl

    There is a whole malaysian musical instrument soundfont bank there. use Xtrakk or Awave Studio to strip the wav's from the soundfonts. I did, it worked and they are half way decent.

    3. Google the instrument name and "wav OR mp3 OR aif NOT ra NOT rm". This finds wav and aif files which are better quality (if sample rate isn't 11k crap) and even some mp3's are salvagable. You might have to get in there and disect the sound to get some usable sustained notes. I did and got some decent results. Forget trying to use real audio or AU fomat crap... these are relics from the days of dialup and are such crap that you can't do anything with them, I tried.

    4. There is a complete Gamelan multisample website out there in decent quality with all the instruments:

    http://www.marsudiraras.org/gamelan/wav_variants/

    5. Try this:

    ftp://ftp.mfi.com/pub/keyboard/patches/

    Korean percussion and other samples in wav and aif.

    6. Check out this site I found:

    http://www.herman-witkam.com/raw/home.html

    You register and get a password and you can get gigstudio and kontakt files of traditonal instruments. I am working on stripping the wav's now with chickensys or some other software. Check out the demo's.

    7. Never give up. I search everyday looking for a new sound and have asked the people at the sites and gotten rare things like the complete sample set from a "magical musical thing" and Vietnamise lutes. You never know when a new post somewhere in the world will have that sound you are looking for. Free the sound.

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    I own a Gambang (kinda like a small xylophone made out of bamboo, but I don't think it's culturally accurate), a djembe (african), some sort of flute, and a couple other miscellaneous shakers and drums and woodblocks and stuff. Here's an example of a small song I did with all of my percussion instruments and my flute (sounds kinda african):

    http://dhost.info/chickenhorse/music/072805-logo.mp3

    If you tell me what you want, I might be able to record some stuff, but sampling them would take quite a while.

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